Hot TVs & Projectors How-Tos

How To: Connect a laptop or PC to your TV with an RGB cable

In this Electronics video tutorial you will learn how to connect a laptop or PC to your TV with an RGB cable. Take your RGB cable and plug it in to the back of the TV as shown in the video. You can also do this with the HDMI cable. Now take other end of the RGB cable and plug it in to the laptop or PC. Then you right click on your desktop, go down to graphics options > output to > monitor. Now you have to change the input to your TV. This will depend on the make and model of your TV. Once tha...

How To: Fix a convergence problem on your rear projection TV

In this tutorial, we learn how to fix a convergence problem on your rear projection TV. First, go to the menu on your television and see if you can fix the convergence through this. If this doesn't work, then try replacing the STK IC's that are inside of the TV. This will require you to take the television apart and find where the convergence board is. Once you find this, disconnect all cables and remove the bored. You will see two STK IC's attached to their heatsinks. After you find these, r...

How To: Connect a digital converter box to an analog TV

This video tutorial from Consumer Reports will show you how to connect a digital converter box to an analog television. These are step-by-step instructions on how to connect your digital converter box, plus tips and troubleshooting to help you along the way. This DTV converter box is needed only if you do not connect to a cable box already, do not have a digital-ready television, and have an analog TV that connects to an antenna.

How To: Program a Comcast remote to a TV

Programming a remote can be confusing, especially if the manual is not clear. In this tutorial, save an hour of frustration and learn how to program a Comcast remote in less than 3 minutes. By programming your remote control you will be able to sit back and relax while clicking away at your TV, DVR, cable box, VCR, DVD player and anything else you can program into it.

How To: Program an RCA universal remote

If you just bought a new RCA universal remote and want to program it then this is for you. The first thing you have to do is hold down the TV button and tap and hold the on/off button until the TV button lights. Now you have to keep pushing the play button so your remote can send codes to your TV/ device. You may have to do this several times. Next you push rewind until your TV turns off. The last thing you have to do is press the stop button to make the remote accept the code. Now you remote...

How To: Connect a laptop to a TV using an S-video cable

Have a laptop and a TV? Want to use your laptop on the bigger screen? Well, here's how. This video offers the viewers a detailed step by step explanation on how to connect their laptop to their TV and to use their TV as their new laptop screen. More specifically, this video offers the method for anyone with an S video cable and HDMI connection. The instructions are clear and precise, and viewers should have no problem connecting their devices after this.

How To: Connect your laptop to an older version television set

First you need a CRT TV, one Laptop, Headphone jack, Male and Female RCA jack, and output and input male female jack. And than one is audio cable and another one is video cable, and than connect it to your TV video out and audio out, and another one are connect to Laptops video out and audio out. And to get the video quality is good let set the Graphics property on your laptop and there are one option to TV set graphics and set them. And set the Screen Resolution and video stranded, and then ...

How To: Hook up a digital-to-analog converter box

Are you still watching television with an analog signal? If so, your TV may no longer work after February 17th, 2009. There is one easy fix to this problem though. There are many different kinds of convertor boxes out there, and the government is offering forty dollar coupons that you could use to get these digital-to-analog (DTV) converter boxes.

How To: Hack an LCD screen & overhead into a digital projector

Digital projectors can be prohibitively expensive, particularly for those who stand to benefit the most from their use—that is, young people who prefer watch television and movies on their home computers. No longer. This hacker's how-to demonstrates how to make a simple digital video projector out of an old LCD flatscreen monitor and a slide, or overhead, projector. For detailed, step-by-step instructions on fabricating your own LCD/overhead digital projector on the cheap, take a look!

How To: Use a universal remote control

In this home entertainment video series, learn how to use a universal remote control. A universal remote is just what it sounds like: it’s a device that allows you to control several different home electronics appliances at once—like the stereo, DVD player, VCD, TV, satellite dish, etc. The complexity of the remote can vary, but in this day and age, it’s probably a good idea to have one. Our expert will walk you through some of the basic functions and buttons, including how to program the uni...

How To: Connect a computer to an HDTV using an HDMI cable

In this video, we learn how to connect a computer to an HDTV using an HDMI cable. Start out by plugging your HDMI blue port in the back of your computer monitor. Also, plug in a yellow DVI to HDMI converted with a cable connected to this. You can buy these on Amazon or New Egg for only a few dollars, get the generic version. After you have these plugged in, it's as simple as that. Plug these into the back of your television, then use your computer. You will now see the screen of your computer...

HowTo: Silence That Damn Vuvuzela!

If you've been watching the World Cup, you've likely become pretty damn annoyed by the vuvuzelas (even when played by kids as cute as above...). MOST of us have jobs, which means recording the games is necessary. As a solution, LifeHacker offers a simple equalization trick to remove vuvuzelas from an audio recording: Too complicated? Try this super simple trick posted on World Cup World.

How To: Integrate a Windows PC into your home theater

Want to watch Internet television on your television? It can be done! And this home theatre how-to from the folks at CNET TV will show you how to do just that, integrating by integrating a Windows PC into your home entertainment center. For more information, including detailed instructions, and to get started using the Internet on your own TV, watch this free video tutorial.

How To: Install a wall mount to install a flat-screen tv

One of the biggest perks of having a flat panel television is that you don't have to take up any space in your living room with it! In this tutorial, learn how to buy, install and mount a TV in your living room. By mounting your boob tube, you will save tons of space and also create a very cool piece of 'art' for your bare walls. So, make sure you have the right mounts for your TV and any tools you may need and get started. You will love the new look of your room.

How To: Hang a flat screen television

As you might very well have discovered if you're here looking at this video, mounting a flat screen television is quite possibly the hardest part of the set up process. You need to get your mount securely to the wall and make sure it's in a position you like. Then there's the matter of getting the tv up there. This video will show you how to hang a flat screen.

How To: Wall mount a flat screen TV

That new flat screen tv you bought is all set up and ready to go! All you have to do now is figure out a way to mount it on the wall. You better do it right or you'll risk having it fall down and break. Let the experts show you the way to do it. This video will show you how to wall mount a flat screen.

How To: Make a TV remote jammer

Televisions are an amazing innovation that allow for endless hours of entertainment and information dissemination, but sometimes you just want them off! Make a TV remote jammer as a joke, to get a few hours of quite or just for fun.

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